top of page

The Office of Criminal Justice is Hiring!

Job Description

Salary: $60,000-$65,000

The OCJ is seeking an individual to coordinate the implementation of the Root Causes Project (RCP). The RCP is a grant-funded, collaborative effort between the Office of Criminal Justice and its many City and County criminal justice partner agencies. RCP will develop an asset-based framework to support the capacity across Philadelphia’s criminal justice system to make impactful referrals to reentry programs and other health and social services by facilitating the development of both shared and agency-specific referral toolkits. For example, these toolkits could include strengths-based needs assessments, resource lists, training materials, program development recommendations, and/or data and metrics guidance. By uplifting current, as well as creating or identifying new resources that enhance the capacity for impactful referrals and developing shared frameworks for desired outcomes, RCP will result in improved connections between individuals in the criminal justice system and resources and services they are interested in accessing, increased cross-system alignment, more targeted allocation of resources, and better data about referrals and recidivism.

The Program Manager will be responsible for managing the day to day work of the RCP Project, working closely with the OCJ Staff and other RCP partners such as the First Judicial District Court of Common Pleas (FJD-CP) (including the Adult Probation and Parole Department and Pretrial Services Department), Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, the Defender Association of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Department of Prisons, and representatives of the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition. The Program Manager will work particularly closely with a Reentry Coordinator in the Court of Common Pleas. The RCP Program Manager will work under the supervision of the OCJ’s Director of the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition.

This position is only guaranteed for one year, with the possibility of a second year contingent on renewal funding.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. May substitute the Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience and ability to perform the essential duties of this job.

  • A minimum of 4 years of professional experience in criminal justice reform, public administration, public policy, public health, social work, or a related field.

  • A minimum of 1 year of project management experience.

  • Experience with strategic planning, process improvement, performance management, and/or program evaluation.

  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • Familiarity with program design.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.

  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and the reentry landscape in Philadelphia.

  • Experience with grant and/or budget management and reporting.

  • People who have been directly affected by the criminal justice system are encouraged to apply.

See the full job posting here!

bottom of page